The Hutchinson Guide to the World

The Hutchinson Guide to the World

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The 3rd revised edition is divided into two sections: Countries of the World and Places of the World. This year there are new categories of information for each country, including additional economic, political and social data, practical information for travellers, new appendices, full-colour flags for all countries and a full-colour world map.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 672 pages
  • 153 x 234mm | 1,473g
  • Helicon
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • colour illustrations, colour map
  • 1859862225
  • 9781859862223

Review Text

A book to keep next to the atlas. It consists of two main sections - a gazetteer and country entries - plus appendices. The country information is arranged under the subheadings Government, Economy and Resources, Population and Society, Transport and Chronology. Each country also has a small location map and a box of practical information like visa requirements. The chronologies are heavily weighted towards recent history and are up to date to the end of 1997 in this new edition. The gazetteer has a fair amount of detail (especially for places in the UK and the USA): not just population and industries, but also history and special features. The main appendices give tables and maps of the administrative divisions of many countries. (Kirkus UK)show more